ARCHI TECTURE PORT FOLIO NAZHED ABDALLA Academic Works
NAZHED ABDALLA Contact Info
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Bachelor of Architecture
Damascus University / 2012-2018
Work Experience Freelancer
12.2018 - Now
Iris Office 02.2018 - 10.2018 Supervisor Architect Assistant Architect Researcher
Skills AutoCad 3ds Max Revit Photoshop Illustrator Lightroom InDesign MS Office Research
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Since I was a little kid I had an interest in drawing, all my books and notebooks through my studies in schools filled with little sketches. Later on I got lucky to be accepted in Faculty of Architecture were my life has changed since, Architecture taught me to free my mind and to look to the world differently. Also, discipline, team work and work under pressure were the skills that had been polished in the study and work years. Beside architecture Iâ€™m a Photographer, Nature, Landscape and of course Architecture are the most topic I practice.
Language Arabic English German Ukrainian
Native Fluent Basic Basic
â€œSimplicity is the ultimate sophisticationâ€?
Leonardo Da Vinci
Table of Content 01
STUDENT SERVICES CENTER
CENTER OF MODERN ARAB POETRY
COMMERCIAL & ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATION
RE-INHABITATION OF DESTROYED CITY
Student Services Center First year
niversity campus with large number of students applying every year needs a services center for those students, this project solve the problem. The main idea of this project is learning from the most knowing architects in the world and imitate their style and the way they practiced architecture that produced great building. It also aims to add new ideas on the style of the architect that been chosen. The building imitate the architect style of Mario Botta, by using the volumetric forms of Boxes and Cylinders that have sloped cuts. Botta used red bricks and glass in his projects, by adding white and grey stone it gives the building high contrast in materials.
CONCEPT Building Volume
Re-shaping building sections
Aligning with the Main Road
Dividing the building functions
Adding services and levels
Final form with the main axis to the building
he project is located in Damascus University campus surrounded with faculties buildings. Where it serves as a service building and an entertainment place with its landscape.
GROUND PLAN 1. Entrance 2. Hall / Waiting area 3. Administrative offices 4. Single Window Service area 5. Auditorium 6. Water closet
SECOND PLAN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Library Archive Waiting Area Opening Water Closet
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his section shows the relation between the main forms and how they make its own special space. Also, the Separation of functions between entertainment and administrative spaces.
his section shows the openings in the building and how they affect the lighting condition inside the building. Also, how they gives a good view towards the environment around the building.
Sloped glass roof allow sunlight to illuminate inside the building
Archive offices where to keep Students Data
Sloped-slice cylinder form represents the auditorium space
Special landscape includes water spaces, branches and high trees for shading
Library area provides reading and studying places for students
Circulation - main stairs for the general use
Opening allows the light to reach the first floor
Entrance and the Main Hall with waiting area and Administrative Offices
Elementary School Second year
he project was aimed to be able to understand the basic principles of schools design and to meet the necessary requirements. The idea behind this project is to build a typical Syrian school, and to add a new level of designs to help rise up the concept of education and turn them into an attraction instead of repelled building Design process begun with the space needed and find an inner yard for playground, and create an envelope of the functions required around it.
Opening for lighting and creating safe playground for children
Variety of heights based on functions
FLOOR PLAN 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Entrance Classrooms Laboratories Administration Stage Hall Multi-Use Hall Basketball Hall Buffet Courtyard
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Future Housing 3rd year
he idea of future â€‹â€‹ buildings is to form sustainable housing units that are sufficient for residents and meet their needs. The most important idea is that these units are removable and installable, in addition, the entire building is deconstructable and movable and use of recyclable materials such as containers for housing units.
01 Building Pad
02 Cutting affordable space
03 Cutting edges
04 Entrance and Stairs space
05 Fitting housing units
06 Structure grid
07 Arranging units
08 Make more spaces between the units
he site ground is proposed to fit three buildings with underground parking. The idea started with dividing the ground horizontally into 4 sections, then diagonally to align the building units. Those lines were useful for making the paths and the landscape.
UNITS & STRUCTURES
he houses units are shipping containers, redesigned to meet the needs of the project. There are three prefabricated units types.
he structures are basically Metal units assembled of I Beams, that allow the containers to slide into the right position.
Nizar Qabbani Center of Modern Arab Poetry
izar Qabbani was a a traditional type of old Syrian diplomat, poet Syrian houses and similar and publisher. His poetic to the one Nizar lived in. style combines simplicity and elegance in exploring themes of love, eroticism, feminism, religion, and Arab nationalism. He is one of the most revered contemporary poets in the Arab world, and is considered to be Syriaâ€™s National Poet. Design The project site is located in the north of Old Damascus City, which has
The main idea was to create a project without being intruder to the surrounding environment and to keep its modernity in the same time. From this premise we took
the traditional house type idea of the courtyard to create the main section. Also, from the surrounding buildings creating similar narrow paths in the old city.
Education Galleries Cafe Administration Reception
VIP hall Theater
Commercial & Entertainment Complex 4th year IDEA Located in new housing area near Damascus city, Commercial and entertainment Complex is a necessary need for new housing project and â€œDahiet Qudsayaâ€? area, it has three main sections (Commercial, Entertainment and Services). The idea is cut the volumetric space to three parts as the planned area, the suburb of Qudsaya has a wide view of Lebanon mountains and vast plains, which made it an advantage to use high tower as a landmark. Separation in functions does not necessary mean three buildings, to avoid separation buildings are connected in some floors and it gives the main shape a step-ed form. The final result of design processing produced three main forms needed a combined shape, for that, a surrounding skin of the form give the feel of one united building.
Kinetic Skin surrounded the building
Stairs and Elevators batteries
Diagonal glass facade for commercial section and tower
Floors and walls
Linear glass facade for services and entertainment sections
The outer skin is formed of 90Â° moving blades. Mounted on a vertical axis based on horizontal beams installed on the floors. This skin working on prevent the direct sunlight to enter inside the building by moving the blades randomly, which gives a different types and forms of shades in the interiors. WEST
Governmental Complex With ROULA KHZIEM
In the recent years, many government facilities distributed throughout the city especially Ministries and their following departments. Therefore, the government proposed to build a governmental complex contains between (13-15) ministries plus the parliament. The ground located on the edge of the city next to an existing Council of Ministries building, an area approximately of 20 Hectare. This project will decrease the traffic jam inside the city and facilitate the connection between the ministries and peoplesâ€™ work.
The problem was to fit 14 ministries with ground area of 2,000 m2 for each, and the parliament, conference palace and hotel. Based on the treeâ€™s leaflets arranged alternately, and the concept of life in the growing leaves, the idea was to distribute the buildings in a way to create a live urban axis with ministries on the sides, with a feel of a movement by applying glide-reflectional symmetry, similar to the leaf lines.
THE PROPOSED GROUND
Next to Council of Ministries, and new residential area to the south and east. Highway and University campus at the north, with area of 206,000 m2.
Creating multi-entrances for the people, employees and special entrances for the ministers, with outdoor and underground parkings in a way does not allow cars enter inside the complex.
To achieve the balance between the Legislature and Executive Authority, we put the Parliament on the opposite site of Council of Ministries, with ministries amidst them.
Symmetrical distribution of buildings create a pedestrian axis begin wide with the main entrance in the west and narrow down to the east. It also split into smaller branches parallel to the ministries ending at the outdoor parkings.
Using glide-reflectional symmetry and
diagonal lines to line the ministries up and reduce the built up area to increase the green spaces.
The remaining area is green spaces and bodies of water. In addition, services spaces underground. Area approximately of 10 hectare.
North elevation (top) and East elevation (left), show the volumetric relation between the buildings and the shading.
Longitudinal section (Top) and Cross section (Left), show the distance between the buildings and the relation between the floors.
Ministry of Communication With ROULA KHZIEM
CONCEPT The idea behind the building form began with the function of the ministry building, and came with a concept related to it. In the technology world there are many variations can build on it to achieve an ideal functional building. As the Ministry of Communication we took Signal types (shapes and lines), the main principle that the first communication based on, and ended up with the Digital Signal to form volumetric shapes suitable for the building propose.
The outer skin is based on electric circuit lines (an electrical conductor), on three side the lines represent the opening and on the forth side (north) is the opposite, to provide natural lighting. Shading the void between the three masses with glass cladding system to allow the sunlight into the building and reduce the artificial lighting.
By dividing the building to the three sections based on the digital signal, the relation between mass and void with right proportion gives the building a bar-code shape from the top, right and left views.
Bridges, to connect the main masses with each others.
The vertical movement in the building, with fire escape stairs and elevators.
Defining the floors and its functions, General, minister and departments floors. Defining the massesâ€™ functions, two (blue) for offices and administration, and one (purple) for services and connections
Dividing the volumetric mass to three section by digital signal shape.
FLOOR PLANS The ground floor (top-left), had four entrances divided between the minister, the employees and two for the people, also contains an inner yard with the reception. The first floor (top-right), the minister floor with his secretaries and conference rooms. 2nd, 3rd and 5th floors (down-left), the vice minister floor and the direct departments floors. 4th floor (down-right), other main departments floor, contains the public related offices and customer services.
ELEVATIONS AND SECTIONS
Re-inhabitation a Destroyed City With ROULA KHZIEM & RANA IBRAHIM
n a view of the current situation resulting from the war, and through the existing crises, the housing problem becomes in the first place, which places the individuals under great social, economic and living problems. herefore, it was thought to recreate a social urban fabric in a disaster area by replanning and designing it in modern, economical and sustainable ways. This model can be repeated in all the damaged areas during the war, taking into account the morphology of the cities.
RIF DAMASCUS GOVERNORATE
PROJECT CITY (AL-HUSSINIYAH)
l-Hussiniyah city or camp, is one of many camps created earlier 70s for Palestinians refugees, later on it transformed to a minor city with population of 90,000. s located on the south of Damascus - the capital - nearly 5 km away, with an area of 390 hectare, near the Conference Palace, Exhibition City, and Sit Zainab city, a holy city. t surrounded by many villages and cities, on its east there is a cemetery, on the south there is a railway line and it is only 3.5 km away from the International Airport of Damascus.
CURRENT SITUATION STUDY BUILDING USE
90% of buildings are used for housing, there are many schools and administration buildings. In addition, religions, factories and commercials. 35% of the land are farms and not used land, it can be invested.
Squatters are the main feature of this city, it is obviously seen this type is dominating the housing types. In the north there are two social housing complexes. Toward the south and the west, farming houses and villas can be noticed.
MASS AND VOID
Most of the building masses are combined, and it can be noticed that there is no clear morphology for the city and created mostly from squatters, while the voids are farms and vast unused lands turning into arid grounds.
For 3 years this city has been a conflict area, in the result many buildings were damaged entirely or partially, in proportion of 10% and 64% respectively. The other buildings came out with minor damage and it can be restored easily.
Two blue colors define the range of the building height. The bright blue color, which forms 95% of the buildings, represent heights from 1-3 floors. The dark blue represents 4-6 floors.
The city is rounded with main roads, on the east a highway linked between two major cities, and the airport. On the inside, there no clear hierarchy, the roads wide between 1-6 meters. There are unpaved roads can bee seen towards the southwest.
In the north-east of the city congregate the high density of population, and it scatters towards the south-west of the city, where the farms and villas are sited.
There are many services in the city, and most of the houses are well served, especially with the schools. Many services can be improved like the police and fire stations. A railway station can be added due to the railway line in the south.
CONCEPT AND DESIGN PROCESS ROADS PRESERVATION In the rebuilding process, Keeping the city features and saving its identity is very important in many levels. The first step is preserving the main roads and its infrastructures and enhance them to serve more people.
GREEN AXIS To keep the presence of the commercial zone in the center of the city, a green axis added with vast areas of plazas and playgrounds. From this axis branches six more to increase the green areas proportion in the city.
URBAN & RURAL
After specifying the main roads and determined what to keep, we added new roads to help with complete the inner circular road, and place new main entrance point to the city, also new exit points to provide better connection with the neighbor cities.
A green strap created to split the urban area from the farming area. This strap contain high and tall trees can block the westsouth winds to blow into the city, and to does not let the city affect the privacy of the agriculture lands.
A big part of the city was farming lands, keeping this feature is very important. A commercial and investment zone in the center of the city will be very beneficial for the farmers. Also, Increasing the housing area for better density.
Preserving what was good and adding new features produce an urban content can be so affective and productive to the people of this city. It contains a new city and improved one based on the old one.
URBAN PLANNING BUILDING USE
middle of the city and with the wide roads Building heights differ depending on the position of the building, the houses beside the farms area differ between 1-2 floors. On the main streets inside the city, 7-8 floors. With the new entrance point from the highway, new roads were created with high capacity to accommodate the increase in the number of cars, the main roads inside the city form circular roads around the avenues with multi access points into them.
MASS & VOID
The new plans are based on studying the current situation of the city, specifying the problems and weaknesses, also expecting the challenges that will confronting the people who lives there. In the first plan - Building Use - it can be seen the new formation of the housing and buildings, new features add to increase the level of population in healthy and well served environment, new sport centers and many commercial zones. The Mass ration increased but in better density and the void was created in the
The main and most important feature is the green areas, the lands around the city including the farming lands are transforming into arid areas. Reclamation the agricultural lands and improve the irrigation system will increase the green areas in the city. The green axis in the middle of the city can play a great rule in enhance the economic and life aspects for the city residences.
URBAN DESIGN The social housing, one of many house types proposed in the project. This complex (on the left) has six buildings, two types, assembled in a pattern of 2 by 1. The first type is a small building contains 4 apartments with wide corridors and a shaft in the middle to help with ventilation. The second type has 5 apartments bigger in area. The Idea of this complex is to create a connection between these buildings to emphasis on sociability, this connection is approached by linking the buildings with bridge formations provide movement and sight seeing.
The concept began with the idea of “gathering around” and “sociability”, started with a box represent the hall void gathering around it many masses, which represent the apartments. The inner volume took the shape of a cross to provide the linking points with the other buildings. These crosses created four or six parts which the apartments will be. One of these parts will form the vertical connection, the staircase and the elevators. With the same design process, the whole complex created the same way, forming an open inner yard, a friendly place to help the residences to get acquainted and the buildings on the sides, on the other sides determined the underground parking entrances. The green areas surrounded the complex, with many trees types, waterscapes and playgrounds for children.
AGRICULTURAL HOUSING A part of the city inhabited by farmers, to preserve this tradition we made agriculture houses. The house splits into two section, the living and green house, an inner small space where the farmer can plant the basic vegetables need for everyday use. The two sections are linked in a hall way centered the house and led to the Terrace, on the backyard. This type of houses took nearly 40% of the houses in the proposed city, to encourage the sustainability and make self produced economic system, in this way the city will be self-efficient and can export food products to other cities including the capital.
MULTI-USE CENTER The idea behind this center lay in the importance of the city features, a part of the city population are farmers, in the absence of a central market in the city, we created this multiuse center to export cityâ€™s products and to form a gathering points for the residences. It contains many services, administration, investing, shops, offices, local services, supermarkets, market and children areas. It has an open spaces and inner spaces with patios and rooftops, the design is connected with neighborhoods, and in direct connection with central axis.
VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL CONNECTIONS
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